How do you relax your body to reduce stress?
In this video I share the two main techniques I use to relax my body and reduce stress: take a body scan to identify tense muscles, then stretch them out.
Are you aware of how stress shows up physically? For me it’s neck/shoulder and lower back tension. When I’m nervous I feel tension in my stomach. Other people experience headaches, increased heart rate or blood pressure. Knowing where that stress shows up makes it easier to release. And it’s so important to release that tension – to avoid pain, illness and discomfort.
Stress doesn’t have to get the best of you and sometimes a simple stretch is all you need to feel good. Check out some of the videos in my Stretch Break! series to get you going. A new one will be posted on Wednesday.
How do you relax your body to reduce stress? (keep it healthy, please!) I hope you’ll share with us, so we can all learn from one another and feel better during and at the end of our day.
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